Lately, there’s been a number of creative, stop-motion Lego videos surfacing around the web. Last week it was a highly-condensed version of the original Star Wars trilogy; this week, it’s an educational documentary about the founders of microbiology. Since Lego is no longer simply about building castles and space stations in your parent’s basement, we decided this would be a good time to round up some of the best videos featuring Lego that we’ve come across. You know, to keep up with the times and whatnot.
We grouped the following videos into six categories for your viewing convenience. Enjoy them all after the jump.
1. Great Moments in Lego Movie Scenes:
This is a reenactment of the rooftop scene from The Matrix where Neo begins to believe.
Lego men fight it out in this vignette from The Bourne Ultimatum.
Plenty of singing and dancing in this version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
2. Great Moments in Lego Music Videos:
Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” made with deference to the original.
This is the official video for “Fell in Love with a Girl” by The White Stripes.
The legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody” sung by drunk frat boys on weekends — and Queen.
3. Great Moments in Lego Video Games:
One of the first superstars to emerge from the gaming world: Super Mario Bros.
The not-so-innocent next generation: Grand Theft Auto.
Part one in a collection of arcade games that started it all. Can you recognize any?
4. Great Moments in Lego Movie Trailers:
The Dark Knight in a Gotham populated by tiny, yellow people.
There is no drama lost in this rendition of 300.
A nearly exact replica of the original trailer for Sin City — even the color’s accurate.
5. Great Moments in Lego Star Wars Videos:
Here’s the condensed version of the original Star Wars trilogy we mentioned earlier.
This video features comedian, Eddie Izzard, describing a normal lunch hour in the Death Star’s cafeteria.
Lego Star Wars characters build a Lego Millennium Falcon. Theme music included.
6. Great Moments in Miscellaneous Lego Videos:
An innovative video of Lego doing all sorts of wild and wacky stuff. Candy for the eyes.
The opening scene of The Simpsons.
A video of a giant ball made out of Lego rolling down a hill after a friend.
A video from MythBusters demonstrating how it’s impossible to have a giant ball made out of Lego roll down a hill after a friend.